More than 10,000 gallons of sewage spills in south Augusta


More than 10,000 gallons of sewage overflowed from a south Augusta manhole Wednesday, according to the Augusta Utilities Department.

Utilities was notified of the overflow, in the woods behind a home in the 2000 block of Ewart Court, off Tobacco Road, at 10:15 a.m. and corrected it by 4:40 p.m.

The sewer line backed up because it was full of rags, Utilities said.

A Butler Creek tributary was affected. The spill is considered major.